The Princess and the Fowl
Eric sat down as I tried to start the discussion.
And he told everyone else to sit as well.
When everyone except for Marie, Charlotte and Serulis had taken a seat, Eric opened his mouth.
“So, there is something urgent?”
“There is. The vampires have been acting strangely.”
I said, then looked at Marie.
I was wondering if I should continue with such violent talk in front of them.
Marie was petting Gerberga. Charlotte was watching over her from behind.
And Serulis was standing behind both of them and watching.
“Miss Serulis. Gerbergie is so cute!”
“Yes. Very cute.”
Serulis said as she patted Marie’s head.
As Goran and Eric were good friends, their daughters were likely well acquainted.
Charlotte was watching Marie pet Gerberga.
She probably wanted to pet him too.
It seemed like she was trying to play the big sister in front of Marie, but she was still young.
Serulis noticed this and gently nudged her.
“Why don’t you try petting him?”
“…Mister Luchila, may I touch Lord Gerberga?”
Charlotte asked Luchila.
Luchila and Charlotte smiled at Gerberga’s answer.
“He’s so soft.”
Charlotte and Marie laughed.
Gerberga looked happy as well.
Serulis watched them both with kind eyes.
It reminded me of when she tried to forcefully dote on me as her younger brother.
She probably treated Charlotte and Marie as her younger sisters when she could.
Goran watched and then said,
“Let’s see. Serulis, why don’t you go and play with the princesses? Is that alright, Eric?”
“Of course. Please do.”
Serulis said with a big smile.
She was happy to be able to play with them.
“Then, let’s go and play over there.”
“Yes. Miss Serulis.”
“Miss Serulis, I want to play with Gerbergie too.”
“Marie, you mustn’t be so selfish.”
Her sister Charlotte admonished her gently.
Just then, Gerberga cried.
Its wings beat the air and it landed on Serulis’ shoulder.
“Will Gerbergie come and play with us?”
Gerberga cried as if in answer to her question.
Serulis turned to Luchila.
“Do you mind, Luchila?”
“Please treat him with care.”
And so the three of them and the fowl moved to a different room.
After that, Eric said,
“I inconvenienced you there. Thank you for indulging my daughters.”
“Oh, don’t mention it.”
“I knew that you had come on business… But I really wanted Ruck to meet them.”